A multicity investigation on Fear of Crime
- 1Institute of Geoinformatics, University of Óbuda, Alba Regia Technical Faculty, Székesfehérvár, Hungary
- 2ELTE Eötvös Loránd University, Institute of Cartography and Geoinformatics, Budapest, Hungary
Keywords: fear of crime, spatial analyses, GIS in public order
Abstract. Fear of crime is a complex phenomenon, often not connected to the crime itself. It is sometimes influenced by other environmental factors, thus creating fear in the population. We examined fears of crime and their causes in seven different cities and municipalities in the present study. The primary data collection was an online questionnaire, which were then processed with various GIS software (ArcGIS, GeoDa). We then processed police statistics related to registered crimes committed. Finally, we compared questionnaires and police data using basic statistical methods.